2013 Annual Meeting of the Bibliographical Society of Canada

“Print Culture @ the Edge”

2013 Annual Meeting of the Bibliographical Society of Canada
3-4 June 2013

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at  University of Victoria

Monday, 3 June 2013

9:00 a.m. Welcome from the President, Janet Friskney (York University)

9:15 – 10:15  Print Culture and the Edges of Nationalism

Room: Cornett A-129
Chair:  Alison Rukavina (Texas Tech University)

  • Alana Fletcher (Queen’s University), “Importing Nationalism: Wacoustafrom London to Waldie to the NCL and the CEECT”
  • Shef Rogers (University of Otago, NZ), “Edges Imply Boundaries: The Role of National Structures as a Basis for Print Culture Histories”

10:15 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 12:15 Editions and Revisions

Room: Cornett A-129
Chair: Éric Leroux (l’Université de Montréal)

  • Janelle Jenstad (University of Victoria), “Versioning John Stow’s A Survey of London, or, What’s New in 1618 and 1633?”
  • Pierre Hébert (Université de Sherbrooke), “Traduire le poète américain Walt Whitman pour ‘l’âime canadienne’ : ‘comme ce petit saut lui ferait du bien!’”
  • Katherine Wooler (Dalhousie University), “evolve: Editing the poetry of bpNichol”

12:15 – 2:00 BSC Catered lunch and Annual General Meeting (for BSC members only)
Presentation of the Marie Tremaine Medal to Carole Gerson
Room: Cornett A-129

2:00 – 3:00 Proletarian Publishing

Room: Cornett A-129
Chair: Carole Gerson (Simon Fraser University)

  • Éric Leroux (l’Université de Montréal), “Imprimeur, journaliste et syndicaliste: la carrière polyvalente de Gustave Francq (1871-1952)”
  • David Buchanan (Simon Fraser University), “Proletarian Literature in Canada, 1872-1919”

3:00 – 3:30 Break

3:30 – 5:00 Round-Table Discussion on the Past, Present, and Future of Library & Archives Canada

Room: Cornett A-129
Chair: K athryn Carter (Laurier Brantford)

  • Patricia Demers (University of Alberta), Chair of the Royal Society of Canada’s expert panel on “The Status and Future of Canada’s Libraries and Archives”
  • Craig Heron (York University), Former President of the Canadian Historical Association
  • Lara Wilson (University of Victoria), Chair of the Canadian Council of Archives
  • Peter McNally (McGill University), Professor of Library & Information Studies and Convenor of the Canadian Library Association’s Library History Network

5:00 – 7:00 Congress President’s Reception
Room: TBA

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

9:00 – 10:45 Publishing and Self-Publishing [sponsored jointly with Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)]

Room: Cornett B-135
Chair: Lise Jaillant (University of British Columbia)

  • Daniel Fried (University of Alberta), “Self-Publishing and Song Dynasty Print Culture”
  • Marie-Claude Felton (Harvard University), “Science, Authority, and Print: The Challenges and Reception of Self-Published Savants in 18th-century France”
  • Julie Rak (University of Alberta), “Zombie Publishing? Remediation and the Afterlife of Online Writing”

10:45 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:15 Defining Categories of Print Culture

Room: Cornett B-135
Chair: Penney Clark (University of British Columbia)

  • Lise Jaillant (University of British Columbia), “What Price Greatness? The Oxford World’s Classics Series and the Literary Canon”

12:15 – 2:00 Lunch Break

2:00 – 3:30 Social Authorship

Room: Cornett B-135
Chair: Peter McNally (McGill University)

  • Kristine Kowalchuk (University of Alberta), “Recipes for Sharing: 17th-Century Household Manuals and Social Authorship”
  • Alison Rukavina (Texas Tech University), “With a Little Help From My Friends: The Transnational Social Network Behind Sam Steele’s Forty Years in Canada (1915)”
  • Christopher Doody (Carleton University), “Reading 2.0: Amazon, Free Labour, and Exploitation”

3:45 – 4:30 Reception hosted jointly with CASBC

Room: Hickman 105

4:30 – 6:00 Keynote Address by Carole Gerson (Simon Fraser University): “Edges of Cultural Memory: Recognition and Commemoration of Early Canadian Writers”

(Sponsored jointly by the Bibliographical Society of Canada and the Canadian Association for the Study of Book Culture)
Room: Hickman 105
Chair:  Linda Quirk (University of Alberta)